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DataObject Constructor (String, Object, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the DataObject class that contains the specified data and its associated format; the format is specified by a string. This overload includes a Boolean flag to indicate whether the data may be converted to another format on retrieval.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public DataObject(
	string format,
	Object data,
	bool autoConvert
You cannot use constructors in XAML.


Type: System.String

A string that specifies the format for the data. For a set of predefined data formats, see the DataFormats class.

Type: System.Object

The data to store in this data object.

Type: System.Boolean

true to allow the data to be converted to another format on retrieval; false to prohibit the data from being converted to another format on retrieval.


data or format is null.

The following example creates a new data object and uses this constructor to initialize the data object with a string and a specified data format. In this case, the data format is specified by a string; the DataFormats class provides a set of predefined type strings.

string stringData = "Some string data to store...";
string dataFormat = DataFormats.Text;
bool autoConvert = false;
DataObject dataObject = new DataObject(dataFormat, stringData, autoConvert);

The following example is a condensed version of the preceding example.

DataObject dataObject = new DataObject(DataFormats.Text, "Some string data to store...", false);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0